Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a diaconal organisation mandated by churches and Christian organisations in Norway to work with people around the world to eradicate poverty and injustice.
NCA has been operating in Africa since the 1960s implementing large humanitarian and developmental programmes and currently has presence in 16 countries. In Eastern Africa, NCA aims to contribute to a more inclusive, just, cohesive, and peaceful region.
Together with faith-based organisations and civil society organizations drawn from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Region, NCA’s Regional Peace Programme promotes social cohesion, prevents, and counters violent extremism, and strengthens peace structures to prevent and transform conflicts, ensuring that peace processes are inclusive and social action for peace is safeguarded.
In contributing to this, NCA works with the All-Africa Conference of Churches, the African Council of Religious Leaders, Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, Arigatou International Kenya, Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa, Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, and the International Centre for Peace Human Rights and Development.
Areas of Responsibilities
Development and implementation of the communication strategy for the Eastern Africa Regional Peace Programme.
Ensure adherence to NCA policies, guidelines and handbooks on communication and project information management.
Provide support in conveying up-to-date information about the Eastern Africa Regional Peace Programme to internal and external audiences.
Lead in preparing and producing publications and content crucial for the organization’s work for internal and external use.
Capacity building of staff and partners in communications.
Capacity building: Developing member capacity to improve communications quality and collaboration across the membership. This involves:
Designing and developing training kits and communications templates
Assisting with communications work within the region
Leading training sessions to improve capacity among staff and regional partners
Facilitating strategic external communication collaboration among regional partners
Gathering, coordinating, and disseminating communications material in emergencies
Developing and maintaining contact with communications staff in RPP partner organisations
Media relations: Building and maintaining media relations; undertaking media work and monitoring coverage including supporting the management in preparation of press releases and responding to media enquiries.
Event visibility: Identifying opportunities and ensuring visibility of RPP at key events; managing communication aspects related to RPP’s presence at events.
Materials development: Undertaking and managing the development of RPP materials for promotional and/or fundraising activities, including
writing, and editing newsletters, factsheets, brochures and materials for meetings, events, field use, as well ensuring their appropriate and timely dissemination.
Social Media Management: Implement a social media strategy for Regional Peace Programme based on the global social media strategy for NCA. Develop content for social media including videos, pictures and change stories.
Project information management: support the storage of programme information and ensure that all project information in NCA database is up to date.
Other Duties / Functions Assigned to the Position
Must be available to travel on short notice as the job demands.
The communication officer is expected to be flexible and be able to give assistance with different RPP activities not included in this primary job description as per direction from immediate supervisor.
Be available to represent NCA at different fora.
Network and work closely with information and communications department at NCA Head Office.
University Degree in Journalism, Communications, or other relevant educational background.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in communication work from media, FBOs, or INGOs.
Outstanding written and spoken English; knowledge of French will be an added advantage:
Ability to communicate complex development issues in a popular manner.
Strong organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines.
Technical skills in the use of social media for effective communications.
Advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Documented research, data interpretation and writing skills for producing inputs – both text and photos – to various media including newspapers, websites, and magazines.
Hands on experience with photography and simple video productions.
Experience in providing capacity building for staff
He/she must have good knowledge of Humanitarian standards and principles including Do No Harm, SPHERE, Child
Protection and Core Humanitarian Standards on accountability,
How to apply
Interested candidates should share a curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your suitability for the position. Candidates should also share a sample of their previous publication they have done.
All applications should be addressed to the HR Advisor and sent to: Vacancies.Ncakenya@nca.no by August 26, 2022, with theSubject: RPP Communications & Data Officer